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I named the page "Radio" because though there are three names for it (Shortwave Radio is what Atlas calls it, Service Radio is the name on a panel found above it, Radio is name that displays when you highlight it), the highlighted name seems the best choice as it is contained within the other two. EDlTʘR •taIk• 19:58, December 23, 2009 (UTC)

Character Portrait Edit

Is there any explanation why a picture of the character talking to you appears on the radio? (CallumFreeman 10:02, March 14, 2010 (UTC))

Most likely a game mechanic. They just want you to see who's speaking to you. The same applies to Jack's ability to see enemy health bars or his own health/Eve bar. Ant423 02:08, March 19, 2010 (UTC)Ant423

"The radio used in BioShock is impossibly resilient to damage of any kind"Edit

Ok but what about JAck who is subjected to same stuff - youd be out of action from most of those things.

So did Jack come pre-spliced (he was created in lab after all)  to have abnormal resistances to same woes the Radio gets subjected to ??


He might have some unusual physiological features, particularly since he's a 3 year old with the body of a 20 year old. Though he does need frequent medical attention, although like in most games, a few bandages and a bit of iodine wouldn't do much to ameliorate bullet wounds. IT'S JUST A GAME!


On the other hand, radios don't work, at all, through water. Radio waves don't travel through it, the water absorbs the energy in a very short distance. It might be possible that it'd work within Rapture, since it's full of air. However the waves would still need to travel in straight lines, and would end up going through water. Possibly they're reflected, however weakly, by Rapture's ironwork frame. They'd be impossibly weak though, especially for 1950s technology in a handheld unit. Basically, they wouldn't work, at all.


But, it is just a game!
188.29.164.135 10:20, April 15, 2017 (UTC)
Jack's (and other BioShock characters) healing can be explained because by the use of ADAM which is explitly stated as being able to do such things. ADAM Explained As for radios, a repeater can be used to either boost a signal or it could send the message over a cable to be rebroadcast in other buildings. As for Rapture's structure, a lot of it isn't iron, but aluminum. Check out Building the Impossible!. Of course that means that in the long term Rapture is TOTALY screwed. As time goes on aluminum totaly looses ALL it's strength is put under stress. (That's why they check aluminum airplanes for stress fractures requllarly) Eventually the tallest buildings in Rapture are going to start falling down. I wonder though if Ken Levine knew about the aluminum problem and did it intentionaly or he didn't know. I DO know that the aluminum problem was not known when Rapture was built. sm --Solarmech (talk) 12:07, April 15, 2017 (UTC)
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